February 2, 2023



Faculty can not stop trainer from outing transgender college student, decide guidelines

A federal judge is blocking a Kansas general public school’s policy stopping academics from outing transgender college students to their moms and dads immediately after the trainer lifted spiritual objections.

Fort Riley Middle University math trainer Pamela Ricard sued USD 475 Geary County Educational institutions about LGBTQ anti-discrimination procedures that conflicted with her Christian beliefs.

District Choose Holly Teeter issued a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the faculty from disciplining Ricard if she reveals favored names and pronouns of her transgender college students when speaking with their mom and dad.

“The Court depends on Plaintiff’s statements that she does not intend to communicate with a parent for the sole goal of disclosing a student’s desired identify and pronouns,” Teeter wrote.

Ricard has two transgender college students in her class, the choose wrote, neither of whom have licensed the district to disclose their preferred names and pronouns to their mom and dad. When Ricard employs their preferred names in course and avoids pronouns, she has emailed moms and dads employing a student’s legal identify and biological pronouns.